USDA announces new conservation funding

USDA announces new conservation funding

Conservation program offers $332m to protect and restore ag working lands, grasslands and wetlands in 2015.

THE farm bill is supporting efforts to protect working lands as well as land for non-agricultural uses with the availability of $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).

Established in the 2014 farm bill, ACEP consolidates three former easement programs: Wetlands Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program and Farm & Ranch Lands Protection Program. ACEP has an Agricultural L

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